WHAT AN AWESOME HUNT!!!
I nailed this trophy buffalo in Harstle, CO. He ended up weiging out at 2500-2800 lbs.
Due to my busy schedule (training and surprise deployments ;) I didn't get a chance to go elk hunting last year. One of my company commanders ended up giving me some information for an outfitter that works the land in Harstle.
I ended up chasing him over 2 miles over rough terrain at about 9000 ft. Talk about a work out. He didn't go down with out a fight!!! Infact I had to shoot him on the move, without cross sticks, winded from running, and took 2x kneeling shot just to slow him down.
He turned towards me and stompped his foot... and was about to charge. I had to get a solid shot off on him or I think he would have charged right over me. I layed down took a deep breath and squeezed of a good shot finally to drop him. BEST HUNT I'VE EVER HAD.
We got him winched onto the back of my guide's truck and broght him to some ranchers that had to quarter him TWICE so I could manhandle him. They used a Ford F-850 Crane pick up to dress him out.
He was ranked a Gold Star in the SCI index. My freezer was stacked top to bottom, back to front and the door was hanging of the hinges with 875 lbs of boneless meat.
Enjoy the pictures... IT WAS FREAKIN PRICELESS!!!
ps - Buffalo Meatloaf rocks!!!